Round 2 Deadline – THIS Sunday at 5pm
Reminder that the deadline for Round 2 Michigan Arts & Culture Council applications for arts project minigrants, school bus/field trip minigrants and school arts equipment and supplies minigrants are due this weekend – Sunday, 1/15/2023 at 5pm via macc.smartsimple,com. There will be one more drop-in office hours session on Friday, 1/13 at 2pm for any last minute questions or technical assistance.
Interested in Reviewing?
The Network will be seating its Round 2 peer review panel next week and always welcomes new and returning reviewers. Panels representing a cross sections of the region, arts and cultural disciplines and related expertise are selected for regional minigrant panels in late January/early February and August each year, as well as MACC’s summer grant panels. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan to Join the Summit
May 9, 2023
Planning team is forming – Join us!
|Planning is getting started for the Network’s annual regional arts & culture summit at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Save the date – 5/9/2023 – for this robust day with colleagues, panels, networking & sharing resources.|
Interested in joining the planning team or submitting a panel or presentation proposal? Contact email@example.com.
Call for Art: Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Poster
Mackinac Island Tourism announcea the 2023 Lilac Festival Poster Contest. The winning piece is a central part of the annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival and is turned into a poster to be sold at Mackinac Island businesses. Artists are invited to submit artwork for the Lilac Festival Poster Contest and a Viewers’ Choice Award. Artists may submit one piece of artwork for a $20 entry fee. The Top 20 pieces will be shared on social media and website prior to the Lilac Festival with the winning poster announced on 1/9. More info here.
Call for Art: Spring Art Market
The Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City is pleased to announce a fine art event in its second year this May. The Spring Art Market is a one day juried art fair held indoors in our Sculpture Court May 13th before the summer art fair season begins. Artist booths will fill the court with color and special programming and tours of the museum for Mother’s Day will be offered for a day filled with fun for all ages. Admission is free for all. Apply here: https://springartmarket2023dmc.artcall.org/
Creative Michigan Advocate
The January edition of Creative Michigan Advocate was releasee inlcuding updates on the Omnibus Appropriations Package with increases to the NEA and NEH, new gig worker tax changes, advocacy days, and much more. Read Creative Michigan Advocate here. Subscribe here.
Final DEI Session 1/30
The third and final session for the Network’s DEI series with the Journey Theatre Project, led by founder Esther Triggs is slated for Monday, January 30, 9am – Noon via Zoom. For those who participated in November, this is the follow-up session to build on the work begun two months ago. We are thankful to Rotary Charities of Traverse City, the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation and Michigan Arts & Culture Council for supporting this series.
Digital Asset Management Events 2/9
From our colleagues at Michigan Museum Association: DAM and Museums 2023 and Technology for Museums 2023 will be held on February 9. DAM and Museums is dedicated to exploring Digital Asset Management’s (DAM) role within museums and cultural heritage communities. These events are free for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museum professionals (GLAM) professionals, and registration includes access to both. Learn more and register here.
Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King
Events, Exhibits Throughout the Network
Communities, organizations, venues, artists and culture bearers throughout the Network are honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King this weekend and on Martin Luther King Day 1/16. Here is just a sampling.of our regional arts in action, sharing voice, space and spirit to this important work.
|Building Bridges With Music and the City Opera House are sponsoring Remembering MLK: An Evening of Music, Prose and Dance, a free ticketed event at the Opera House on 1/16 at 7pm..The event will also be streamed. Presented by Building Bridges with Music, artists feature nationally renowned soul jazz vocalist Joan Belgrave and R&B singer Mark Scott, spoken word artist Joel Fluent Greene, and The Lisa McCall Dancers. Also appearing are Traverse City’s Canticum Novum vocal ensemble under the direction of Jeffrey Cobb, Joe Wilson on dobro, and Kevin LaRose on tuba. For tickets, call the City Opera House box office at 231-971-8082. Streaming available at this link.|
E3: MLK Walk & Celebration
Northern Michigan E3 is presenting the MLK Freedom Walk on Saturday, 1/14 at 4pm, meeting at Thirlby Field and walking to Right Brain Brewery where a MLK Celebration, Education Fundraiser and Art Market will be held 5-9pm with an open mic, music, dance, and food. More info, here.
Creative Economy Stats from NASAA:
Creative Economy StatsThe U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that arts and cultural production accounts for $13,429,280,000 and 2.6% of the Michigan economy, contributing 106,003 jobs in 2020. See this and more creative sector data treneds on An interactive dashboard can be found here: https://nasaa-arts.org/nasaa_research/creative-economy-state-profiles/